In the News: Vault Light Change Reversed

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••• The New Yorker previews an upcoming show at Pace University’s Schimmel Center: “Mary Six Rupert, who on June 9, with her group, Legacy 36, will present a program called “Forever Linked.” […] At Pace, Rupert is going to throw back onstage everything that the girl groups once were: tappers, specialty acts (three-legged dancers! women tap-dancing on point!), and, of course, unison acts.”

••• “The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission decided to roll back some of the most controversial elements of its proposed rule change initiative [….] Earlier this year, the LPC announced that it wanted to restrict some of the permit work to the staff level, meaning fewer projects would come before the full commission at public hearings. Some of these changes included allowing rooftop additions and rear yard additions to be dealt with at the staff level. […] Proposed changes the Commission decided not to pursue include the removal of cast iron vault lights—presently, the permanent removal of lights that are beyond repair can only be authorized by the Commission, and it will remain this way. A provision for simplifying the process of matching non-historic windows to historic ones in a building’s visible secondary facade has also been removed.” —Curbed

••• “A bill that adds caveats to the measure signed last December by Governor Cuomo, setting aside two seats on the board of the Battery Park City Authority, has passed both houses of the State legislature and is now on the Governor’s desk, awaiting his signature.” —Broadsheet

••• “Just as Fleet Week 2018 was coming to a close, the training vessel Sagres was spotted arriving in the harbor. Built in 1937 at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg […] this three-masted barque is the third of four, similar ships ordered by the German Navy. Sagres’ original name was the Albert Leo Schlageter.” —Broadsheet

••• “Match dealer J. T. Huner operated from 40 Hudson in 1899 when the formidable Diamond Match Company tried to force him out of business by intimidating his customers.” —Daytonian in Manhattan